Simplify Your Thanksgiving Decorating

November 08, 2012

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I have been thinking of  

simple ways to utilize what I have and bring Fall into our Home.

This season I have chosen to showcase some beloved treasures. 

My Grandmother's Hutch, my Mother's lead glass bowl, along 

with some handcrafted decorator pieces from my three talented 


A cozy little spot in our family room needed some Autumn color.

Thanksgiving is the time to share the things we are thankful

for so I have added some sweet ceramics to this vintage 

sewing machine that was my grandmothers.  My daughter 

Amanda,  hand painted this delicate creamer which is just 

perfect for a small bouquet of sunflowers.  Rebecca my youngest

child decorated this polka dot bowl which turned out to be a 

perfect spot for a pie pumpkin.

These are two ivy topiary that I have had for several years.  I 

purchased natural burlap from the JoAnn Fabrics and twine 

from Home Depot.  I placed the topiary on top of the burlap, 

did a rough measurement, then cut the burlap and tied twine 

around the Terra cotta base.  Gives them the earthy look that I 

like for this time of the year.

I then placed them on each side of my Thanksgiving centerpiece.  

My Grandmother's beautiful Antique Hutch, provides the 

backdrop for these two lovely handmade golden Chevron plates, 

which my daughter, Samantha, painted for me. I chose to use 

orange, gold, and white as my decor theme for this piece.  I love 

how I was able to use this old antique serving plate to place my 

metallic pumpkins on.  I spray painted an old grapevine basket 

gold then tucked in various colors of leaves to achieve a cohesive 


Fall flowers from you local florist or market are a wonderful way 
to add color and texture to any spot in your home.  I like to put 

mine in a clear glass vase and then nestle them into a interesting 

vessel.  In order to bring more Fall to my table I  placed mini 

pumpkins into a treasured lead glass bowl.

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